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Topic: End of Summer Espresso Jam Saturday Sept. 2nd (12 msgs / 335 lines)
1) From: miKe mcKoffee
What: Espresso play on various machines featuring Alchemist John's Gaggia
Factory Lever & Olympia Cremina, Dr. Crema's Sama Lever & possibly a 2nd
Olympia Cremina. Plus a line up of non-lever machines ranging from entry
level type single boiler Gaggia & Miss Silva machines to vibe pump HX
Expobar Office Control. Don't know if a vibe pump dual boiler Brewtus will
be vesting for sure. Of course all the visiting dignitaries will be hosted
by my rotary HX Bricoletta. Other espresso dignitaries are of course welcome
to attend.
Great opportunity to compare shots from levers, vibe and rotary pump
machines. Also great chance for someone considering purchasing a machine to
directly compare usage and "what's in cup" from entry level single boiler
type Gaggia and Silvia to higher end HX and possibly DB machines.
Where:	miKe mcKoffee's house
		15104 NE 74th ST
		Vancouver, WA 98682
		360 254-0179 or cell 503 449-7045
When: Saturday September 2nd. Noonish to whenever. Munchies during the day
and dinner will be served.
RSVP to mcKona AT comcast.net
Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee
URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:http://mdmint.home.comcast.net/coffee/Rosto_mod.htmUltimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I must
first not know. And in knowing know I know not. Each Personal enlightenment
found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone before.

2) From: Barbara Leazier
Mike,
 
Your gatherings always sound like so much fun along with very informational=
, but being in Indiana its too far for me to drive.  I sure wish there was =
a way that you could video tape all the demonstrations and upload for all w=
ho cannot make it.  Any chance????
 
 
Thanks - BarbWork for the Lord - the pay isn't much but the retirement is o=
ut of this world!  MAY GOD BLESS YOU.
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End of Summer Espresso Jam Saturday Sept. 2nd> Date: Tue, 1 Aug 2006 10:08:=
49 -0700> > What: Espresso play on various machines featuring Alchemist Joh=
n's Gaggia> Factory Lever & Olympia Cremina, Dr. Crema's Sama Lever & possi=
bly a 2nd> Olympia Cremina. Plus a line up of non-lever machines ranging fr=
om entry> level type single boiler Gaggia & Miss Silva machines to vibe pum=
p HX> Expobar Office Control. Don't know if a vibe pump dual boiler Brewtus=
 will> be vesting for sure. Of course all the visiting dignitaries will be =
hosted> by my rotary HX Bricoletta. Other espresso dignitaries are of cours=
e welcome> to attend.> > Great opportunity to compare shots from levers, vi=
be and rotary pump> machines. Also great chance for someone considering pur=
chasing a machine to> directly compare usage and "what's in cup" from entry=
 level single boiler> type Gaggia and Silvia to higher end HX and possibly =
DB machines.> > Where: miKe mcKoffee's house> 15104 NE 74th ST> Vancouver, =
WA 98682> 360 254-0179 or cell 503 449-7045> > When: Saturday September 2nd=
. Noonish to whenever. Munchies during the day> and dinner will be served.>=
 > RSVP to mcKona AT comcast.net> > Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee> URL to =
Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:>http://mdmint.home.comcast.ne=t/coffee/Rosto_mod.htm> Ultimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solita=
ry path. To know I must> first not know. And in knowing know I know not. Ea=
ch Personal enlightenment> found exploring the many divergent foot steps of=
 Those who have gone before.> > > >=> homeroast mailing list>http://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/list=info/homeroast> To change your personal list settings (digest options, vaca=
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3) From: Ed Needham
Where in Indiana?  Have I asked that before?
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"to absurdity and beyond!"
ed at homeroaster dot com
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4) From: Barbara Leazier
Fort Wayne, IN  - Northeast corner of the StateWork for the Lord - the pay =
isn't much but the retirement is out of this world!  MAY GOD BLESS YOU.
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e: +End of Summer Espresso Jam Saturday Sept. 2nd> Date: Wed, 2 Aug 2006 17=
:35:58 -0400> > Where in Indiana?  Have I asked that before?> *************=
********> Ed Needham®> "to absurdity and beyond!"> ed at homeroaster dot =
com> (include [FRIEND] in subject line to get through my SPAM filters)> ***=
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5) From: javafool
Ft. Wayne is where Tom shipped my first coffee, grinder and roaster. We
lived there from 1962 until 1999, then relocated to Florida. Most of my
family still lives in the Fort.
Terry

6) From: John Crippen
Ft. Wayne is where I earned my first dollar working for The Man, in 1986.
Quite an honest and hard-working town in which to begin my adult life.  I
started drinking iced coffee in Ft. Wayne, because you couldn't get iced tea
up there unless it was "in season."   Does Mad Dog Mike still play around
town?
Saludos,
John
On 8/8/06, javafool  wrote:
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7) From: Barbara Leazier
THat's funny - because Iced Coffee is why I got the bug.  I watched a girl =
make an iced mocha for me and my daughter and I thought I would go home and=
 try it myself.  I pulled out my Krups steam toy out of the back of the cab=
inet and it's been non-stop since then.  I bought an I-Roast, Zassenhaus ha=
nd grinder, green beans from SM and now my next purchase will be a real esp=
resso machine possible Sylvia.    I have been a member of this list since t=
hat time also and I have learned so much.
 
BarbWork for the Lord - the pay isn't much but the retirement is out of thi=
s world!  MAY GOD BLESS YOU.
From: john.crippen: homeroast: Re:=
 +End of Summer Espresso Jam Saturday Sept. 2ndDate: Tue, 8 Aug 2006 16:18:=
38 -0500Ft. Wayne is where I earned my first dollar working for The Man, in=
 1986.   Quite an honest and hard-working town in which to begin my adult l=
ife.  I started drinking iced coffee in Ft. Wayne, because you couldn't get=
 iced tea up there unless it was "in season."   Does Mad Dog Mike still pla=
y around town? Saludos,John
On 8/8/06, javafool  wrote: 
Ft. Wayne is where Tom shipped my first coffee, grinder and roaster. Welive=
d there from 1962 until 1999, then relocated to Florida. Most of myfamily s=
till lives in the Fort.Terry

8) From: miKe mcKoffee
While anyone and everyone is invited to bring whatever beans they like
Alchemist suggested we have a blend supply for comparing different machines.
Been meaning to throw together another espresso blend with Aged Sumatra low
note anchor and was spurred to action. Five bean pre-roast blend equal parts
Aged Sumatra, Brazil Cerrado Lot 141 (CD Process), Brazil Cerrado Lot 144
(DP), Ethiopian Harrar FTO Oromia and Kona Premium Coffee Co. Fancy (higher
elevation Kona that handles up FC+ very well). Rosto roasted a batch today
leisurely 14:30 LFC/FC barely touching 2nd, start of 1st ~9:30. (Roast
actually got a hair away, had planned to go 15 min. but 5 minutes from start
of 1st to end of roast should be smoothed fine for shots.) Cooled to ~200f
in 2min, 125 in 5min and dumped. 
Won't really know how well the blend works for a few days but pulled a shot
zero rest straight from cooling, letting the grinds "rest" about 4minute to
degass, and pulled an ok somewhat fast 32sec ristretto. Only pulled the one
shot, pulled at ~203f temp guess for blend and roast and didn't really
expect much with no rest. Shot was ok not sour or bitter but lacked
dimension, depth and much character, which should develop with proper 4 or 5
day rest for espresso. Figure I'll roast 2 or 3# for the Jam's espresso
machine head to head comparisons. 
Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee
URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:http://mdmint.home.comcast.net/coffee/Rosto_mod.htmUltimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I must
first not know. And in knowing know I know not. Each Personal enlightenment
found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone before.
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9) From: an iconoclast
On 8/14/06, miKe mcKoffee  wrote:
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It's awfully tempting!  Have only had espresso once and that was at
Stumptown, never with homeroasted beans.
We are going to Long Beach for the last weekend of the kite festival.
I saw your kite there last year, Mike.  Are you going again this year?
My sis and bro-in-law built a log cabin in Ocean Park so we're having
a family reunion that weekend.  I can't wait to see my grandkids' eyes
when they see those beautiful kites.
Ann

10) From: miKe mcKoffee
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Well their Hairbender makes some right decent shots. However, I'd put my End
of Summer Jam blend head to head with about anything out there! But it
really comes down to personal taste preference too. And I'm sure Les,
Alchemist, Mike (just plain) and who knows who else will be bringing
espresso blends of theirs too. Lots of single origins too I'm sure.
Here's additional incentive I'll be roasting: how 'bout a Panama Gesha
ristretto?-)
Or a Peachy Keen DP FTO Yirg' or Blueberry Delight Horse 30.
(Yeah, gonna have choice of fruit shots available:-)
Last incentive: thinking of mesquite grilled london broil kabobs for dinner.
I developed the marinade over a couple years and haven't been able to
improve it in 5 years or more. (Test tasted with some extremely picky
friends chef palates so it's not just me and Debi think it's excellent) Used
it for Sirloin kabob style tonight for the first time, most excellent. Every
bit as good as traditional london broil using flank thinnly sliced. One of
my put it over the top secrets is after a goodly 6 to 8 hour steak marinade
then reduce the marinade liquid by half or a bit more and use it for dipping
when served. Paired them with a simple saffroned Basmati rice pilaf side
starch and herb steamed brocolli flowerlettes. Something along those lines
for Sept. 2nd rather than traditional low & slow Q. 
 
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The Long Beach WA skies will indeed be full of kites next week! (weather and
wind permitting of course) We'll be there, somewhere! Saw our kite? As in
singular? Dozenseses. Well, we do only have one that flies our names on a
custom 20"x30'tube tail;-) (I heard that one got it's picture on the
official festival program this year, cool.) Oh, plus the custom ground wind
feather pole banner that also flies our names...
But I will be without the Bricoletta for days oh no!!!!! But not without
homeroast of course. Hence decided to host an End of Summer Espresso Jam the
following weekend to really take care of any lingering espresso jonesing:-)
Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee
URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:http://mdmint.home.comcast.net/coffee/Rosto_mod.htmUltimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I must
first not know. And in knowing know I know not. Each Personal enlightenment
found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone before.

11) From: Mike Chester
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miKe,
That sounds delicious - both the coffee and the food.  I wish I did not live 
2000 miles away.  That is a bit far to travel for an afternoon.
I want to clarify something in your directions above.  For those not 
familiar with the term "reduce," what miKe means is boil it down until it is 
thickened.  This removes some of the liquid and concentrates the flavors. 
More important in this case, the boiling also sterilized the marinate. 
Marinate should never be used over for any purpose without thoroughly 
boiling it to kill any pathogens that may have gotten in it during the 
marinade.  Your procedure is correct and safe; I just want to make sure that 
someone else does not misunderstand and give themselves food poisoning.
Mike Chester

12) From: an iconoclast
On 8/17/06, miKe mcKoffee  wrote:
And I'm sure Les,
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Those ristrettos sound quite inviting! I even like the name.
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Mike, you're killing me!  I'm drooling onto my keyboard.
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We'll stop and say hi to you and Debi as we go past your kites.
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My husband, Dan, and I will be there!  Alchemist John sent me a nice
invite, too.  I've been working too darn hard for the last 6 months,
my daughter, son-in-law and grandkids are living with us and I NEED A
BREAK!  So I'm going to have my first home roast espresso and talk
coffee. I told John I'd bring some beans, too, though I'm anxious to
have them measure up to the beans roasted by you and those names with
experience you've got listed up top.
See you Sept. 2
Ann


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